Derby County fans were blown away by George Edmundson’s performance on Tuesday night as the Rangers loanee scored in the Rams’ 2-0 win over Huddersfield.
Edmundson, 23, joined Derby on loan from the Premiership leaders in January after being frozen out of Steven Gerrard’s squad due to a breach of COVID protocol earlier in the season.
Since signing his temporary deal at Pride Park, the centre-back has done well and wowed fans on Wednesday when he headed the opening goal for Wayne Rooney’s side against Huddersfield in the English Championship.
Rooney set out his team to start with a back-three but made a tactical change at half-time which saw him change to a flat back-four.
Unfortunately for Edmundson, he was substituted off but the Rangers loanee had already done enough to impress supporters of his loan club.
One even urged Derby to “get the book out” and “sign him now“.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
He was like a freight train at the back stick!! Byrnes delivery though 🔥
— David Taylor 💙 (@DavideT15) February 23, 2021
— Carolyn (@carolyn005x) February 23, 2021
Could be a really good signing if we can keep him
— StrettonRam (@Strettonram) February 23, 2021
I don't feel 100% comfortable, but great goal, profiting mercilessly on the error by Campbell and limiting Hudds to few opportunities so far.
Am confused about #dcfc the Set Piece Kings, but really happy with it.
Edmundson's game is still raw, but there's defo potential there.
— Derby County Blog (@derbycountyblog) February 23, 2021
George Edmundson. Sign him now Derby. Get the book out! A defender who throws themselves at the ball like he does both offensively and defensively is my kind of defender 👏 #dcfc
— Will Hadfield (@_WillHadfield_) February 23, 2021
George edmundson empting his pockets when he came off pic.twitter.com/1g7lXUQo5u
— Adam🐏 (@AdamK00ke) February 23, 2021
— Lewis Everett (@lewis_everett11) February 23, 2021
It will be interesting to see what happens with Edmundson at the end of the season because, at the end of the day, he still put Rangers at risk with his ridiculous antics alongside Jordan Jones, who was also loaned out in January.
Edmundson is 23 and seems to be doing quite well at Pride Park so there’s a chance Derby might want to sign him permanently.
If they do, and they offer up good money for the defender, then Rangers should take it and let the centre-back move on.
If he returns next season, he could find himself competing with Connor Goldson, Filip Helander, Leon Balogun, Jack Simpson and Nikola Katic for a spot in Steven Gerrard’s plans.
It seems unlikely that he’ll be above any of those in the pecking order at Ibrox.
In other Rangers news, Scott Brown swiftly ended an interview when asked a question about the Gers.